The Washington football team is expected to make Marty Hearn its new general manager, sources confirmed to ESPN.
The move, previously reported by NFL Network, provides another familiar face for coach Ron Rivera.
Hurney spent parts of five seasons with Rivera in Carolina, firing twice. He hired Rivera in 2011 and spent a year there before being evicted.
He returned as an interim general manager in 2017 and remained in that job until he was fired from his job until December, as his “old-school” methods collided with owner David Tepper’s will, so that one could get analytics and data To be more aligned with the driven approach.
According to owner Dan Snyder, Rivera will still have the strength of football in the organization to provide a “coach-centric” model. But Washington wanted to add another person to his front office to take some administrative burden off the Riviera. Herney handled the salary cap at Carolina, among other duties. The last child, Washington hired his former Carolina assistant, Rob Rodgers, to take over that role.
Washington spoke with others including Detroit’s former general manager Martin Mayview, Tennessee player vice president of personnel Ryan Cowden and Washington’s pro personnel director Eric Stokes. Rivera did not interview Kyle Smith, Washington’s vice president of player personnel, who had played with the franchise for 11 years.
Harney returns to an organization he used to cover as a sportswear. He spent four years covering him for the Washington Times before moving to the team’s public relations department. He became assistant general manager of San Diego in 1990.
Washington hired 12 former Carolina coaches and head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion after Rivera’s landing. It also hired Rodger, Stokes and Pro Scout Donnie Warren, who also stayed with the Panthers.